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Facts and InventionsSelections from the Journalism of James Boswell

Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell

James Boswell

Paul Tankard (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300141269
eISBN:
9780300210941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141269.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

James Boswell (1740–1795), best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, was also a lawyer, journalist, diarist, and an insightful chronicler of a pivotal epoch in Western history. This book ... More

Johnson and BoswellA Biography of Friendship

Johnson and Boswell: A Biography of Friendship

John Radner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178753
eISBN:
9780300189087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178753.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines the fluctuating, close, and complex friendship enjoyed by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, from the day they met in 1763 to the day when Boswell published his monumental Life of ... More

Novel BeginningsExperiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Patricia Spacks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This study provides an account of the early history of the English novel. It departs from the traditional, narrow focus on the development of the realistic novel to emphasize the many kinds of ... More

Obsolete Objects in the Literary ImaginationRuins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures

Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Ruins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures

Francesco Orlando

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108088
eISBN:
9780300138214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Translated here into English is a work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbach's Mimesis. The author explores Western literature's obsession with ... More

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